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Slave traders on an African coast enslave some of its inhabitants: a man is taken by two slave traders to their boat, while his wife and child is taken by a different slave trader to another boat. Coloured stipple engraving by Citoyenne Rollet after George Morland.

  • Morland, George, 1763-1804.
Date
[1794?]
Reference
37917i
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Credit: Slave traders on an African coast enslave some of its inhabitants: a man is taken by two slave traders to their boat, while his wife and child is taken by a different slave trader to another boat. Coloured stipple engraving by Citoyenne Rollet after George Morland. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark

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Description

In the right background, an African man, wearing a hat and a pearl earring, accompanied by an African boy holding a gun, seem to represent an African slaver who has sold his victims to the European slavers: he converses with a Europan man. Left background, a slave ship

Publication/Creation

Paris (Rue St. Denis Section Bon-Conseil) : Depeuille, [1794?]

Physical description

1 print : stipple engraving, with watercolour

Lettering

Traite des nêgres. Quel contrat infâme, l'un marchande ce qui n'appartient à personne, l'autre vend la propriété de la nature. Ce vil métier a été aboli par la Convention Nationale le 16 Pluviose l'an deuxieme de la République Française une et indivisible. Painted by G. Morland. Gravé par Citnne. Rollet.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 37917i

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  • French


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